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Old 05-11-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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What do you do with a dead fish?

I've been wrapping dead fish in a paper towel and placing in the trash. I'd feel worse if I flushed it down the toilet. What do other people do with dead fish?
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I haven't had one in a while (knock on wood) but I typically flush them. I suppose I'd put them in the trash if I was taking it outside right afterwards.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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Some people say don't flush because fish parasites can spread to wherever your sewer drains into. Anybody know where sewer water really ends up?

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Depends on the size, and how long I have had it. If it's a tiny fish I'll flush it. (AFTER it's dead, not to kill it)

Larger fish, (I've really only lost the one, female Kenyi died from harassment) I buried it in the back yard at my daughters request.
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What I prefer to do is take a newspaper and fold it into a little paper boat. Then I use melted wax to waterproof the bottom and sides and finally I put the deceased fish inside the boat. I then take the boat to a river near my house that flows into the ocean and place it into the current. As it floats away toward the salty sea I fire a tiny bow with flaming arrows at the boat until I hit it. Once it begins to burn I start playing the bagpipes the best that I can.

If I'm in a moderately lazy mood, however, I forego all of this and either flush 'em or throw them into the compost.
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LOL.. I was reading that whole thing thinking "what a load of crap".
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I flush them if they aren't too big. I think I might stay burying them near my ride bushes and trees though.
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